REGISTRATION OPENS: MONDAY, AUGUST 7
SEASON BEGINS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4
To sign up your girl, please have the following information available:
On our registration page, teams are listed as either "Open" or "Lottery" registration. The registration system for each team is chosen by the Head Coach.
Open registration uses a first-come, first-served system. For first-come, first-served sites, once the team size is filled (15-20 girls based on number of coaches), registration will be closed and any girls registered thereafter will be placed on a waiting list.
Lottery regsitration uses a lottery system. For lottery-based sites, Girl Placement Day will occur on Tuesday, August 22. This is when the online system will randomly select girls that signed up for a designated location.
When more girls register than there are spots available on a team, GOTR of NWI does try to work with the site to accommodate the additional girls. For the safety of our participants and integrity of the curriculum, we require two coaches for teams up to 15 girls, three coaches for teams up to 20 girls, and multiple teams for sites with more than 20 girls. We never want to turn a girl away, but volunteer shortages do occassionally occur. If your girls cannot be placed on a specific team, we can work with you to try to find an alternative site where she can participate.
While credit or debit is preferred, you will have the option to pay by cash or check. Payment is due by the first practice date. Checks (no cash) should be mailed to Girls on the Run of Northwest Indiana, 2906 Highway Ave, Highland, IN 46322. Cash should be given to the Head Coach at the first practice.
Grant-supported sites will be provided with a discount code by the team coach to utilize during registration.
The full program fee for Girls on the Run of Northwest Indiana is $150. Any program fee less than this amount is considered "financial assistance."
Our program fee includes: 20 lessons conducted by two certified Girls on the Run Coaches (30+ hours of instruction), lesson materials, a healthy snack at each practice, one Girls on the Run water bottle, one official Girls on the Run program t-shirt, one official Girls on the Run 5K t-shirt, one entry for the girl to participate in a Girls on the Run of Northwest Indiana 5K event, one 5K medal, and a team end-of-season party. Additional organizational expenses include general liability insurance to cover all of our locations, staff, coach training, 5K logistic expenses, and annual licensing through Girls on the Run International.
If needed, financial assistance is provided on a sliding scale based on household income. As a non-profit organization, we are dedicated to providing the program to all girls and strive to find ways to eliminate participation barriers such as cost. If you need additional financial assistance past the calculated amount or have any concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Participation is a twice a week commitment. Please do not register if your girl cannot attend both days. The content of the program is more than just running, so attendance is very important to the integrity of the experience for ALL the participants. If a participant is absent more than 4 lessons, Girls on the Run of Northwest Indiana reserves the right to dismiss the participant from the program with no refund of program fees. Absences due to illness or family emergencies are excused.
Participants must be picked up by a parent/guardian within 10 minutes of the close of each practice session. If the participant is identified as a ‘walker’ by the school on a normal school day, they may walk home from practice.
Parents/Guardians are expected to locate a responsible adult (16+ years old) to participate in the end of season 5K alongside their participant. This adult may be a parent, guardian, family member, family friend, or another adult deemed responsible by the parent/guardian. Coaches may serve as a running buddy for up to 2 girls on their team. Coaches may also help you find a running buddy for your GOTR girl. The running buddy will need to register and pay a separate fee to participate in the 5K. Registration for the Spring 5Ks will open on September 18.
Girls on the Run strives to provide a safe and uplifting environment for all participants. In accordance with the Girls on the Run mission, vision and core values, all program participants are expected to interact with responsibility, connectedness, gratitude, optimism, joy, intentionality, compassion and an open-heart. Girls on the Run of Northwest Indiana does not tolerate bullying behavior. Bullying behavior is defined as an action that is intentionally done to hurt another person. These actions include physical, social/emotional or verbal bullying. Coaches will follow our Behavior Management Plan to address any inappropriate behavior.
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